Peristeri

Peristeri

Peristeri (Greek: Περιστέρι, meaning "pigeon/dove" in Greek) is a city and a suburban municipality in the western part of the Athens agglomeration, Greece. With 139,981 inhabitants (2011 census),[1] it is the seventh-largest municipality and city of Greece by population. The ancient deme Leuconoe, is believed that it was located at Peristeri. Peristeri is located about 4 km (2 mi) northwest of the centre of Athens. It lies between the Egaleo Mountain in the northwest and the Cephissus river in the southeast. The municipality has an area of 10.50 square kilometres (4.05 sq mi).[2] Its built-up area is continuous with that of central Athens and the neighbouring suburbs Aigaleo, Chaidari, Petroupoli, Ilion and Agioi Anargyroi.